62 posts tagged tv
62 posts tagged tv
Pretty exciting news. UNTHINKABLE, my creator-owned Boom! Studios book about a writer who joins a post 9/11 think tank tasked with coming up with worst case terror scenarios before they happen, is going to be a TV Pilot for FOX. Produced by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland) and Ben Queen. If you know me you know what a huge Homeland fan I am and I couldn’t think of a better team of people to bring this to the screen.
UNTHINKABLE is what’s called a “put pilot”…meaning that Fox has to make the pilot or pay a very stiff penalty. People are saying this all but guarantees it will be shot, but this is Hollywood and there are no certainties. Still, to say that I am excited is the understatement of the century.
Since I don’t know if I’ll have another chance, I’d like to use this opportunity to thank some people who were instrumental in creating Unthinkable.
First and foremost, artist Julian Totino Tedesco, without whom the book wouldn’t exist. Paul Azaceta for stand-out covers and Kristian Donaldson for my first ever variant cover. Juan Manuel Tumburus for colors and Ed Dukeshire for letters and design for doing the unsung work of making a comic come to life.
Mark Waid and Matt Gagnon for editing the hell out of the book (and Ian Brill and Dafna Pleban and the rest of the Boom! crew). Chip Mosher for promoting the hell out of it and being an incredible friend. I suppose I should also thank the TSA for their help in promoting the book, however inadvertent.
My mom, for believing in the idea before anyone else (which she will proudly tell you:). My dad, who I wish was here to see this.
My intelligence sources who as always have to remain nameless. I swear they exist though.
And my readers, who are the most intelligent fans in the world and constantly push me to do better. Thank you all.
I’m sure I’m leaving people out, and if you’re one of those people you can take comfort in the fact I’m easily guilted and at least get a drink out of me. There’s more coming for me in comics, TV and film, and I hope you’ll stick with me for what is sure to be an exciting ride.
Oh, and if you haven’t read UNTHINKABLE - along with GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES one of the works I’m most proud of - copies are SCARCE, BUT - you can get it Comixology here.
Episode 5.14 “OZYMANDIAS”
Minimalist Episode Poster by Francesco Francavilla
Trying to keep these spoiler free so they can be enjoyed by those who haven’t seen the show yet as well by those who did see it already.
Hope you guys enjoyed the show and this poster :)
Reblogged from francavillarts
What George RR Martin thinks the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones should really look like. Art by Mark Simonetti (via io9)
Fun screening (technical issues meant that Schrab & Harmon had to “fill time”— for twenty minutes? a half hour? more? before the show); one new show in Primetime; I thought the best show in the screening though was this month’s Car Jumper which just seemed really on its game this month, one of the better episodes they’ve done…
Car Jumper is Channel 101 greatness
What would the (fictional) Jon Davis's wife do with sex robot? Find out in the penultimate episode of JON DAVIS GETS A SEX ROBOT!
Created by Jon and Matt R Allen Josh A Cagan Rob McKittrick and Caleb Wilson. With special guest cameos by Kayla Cagan and Clarke Wolfe (and watch for artist and throwback Thursday muscleman Dan Panosian's name to appear in Jon Davis' iphone!)
Give yourself a reason to live and check it out!
P.S. And the final episode is just hours away…
JIZZ IT UP, BRO!
On Monday I mentioned that JON DAVIS GETS A SEX ROBOT is the must watch web series of the year. Episode 2 is out now, and it takes things to an entirely different (very NSFW) level.
The star of this episode is a surprisingly great Chris Jericho, who plays (a version of) my friend, director Rob McKittrick. Rob directed “Waiting” and created JON DAVIS GETS A SEX ROBOT along with Matt R Allen Josh A Cagan Caleb Wilson and of course Jon Davis. I swear it’s amusing even if you don’t know the real people involved, or own a sex robot yourself.
Since this might be the closest you’ll come to owning a sex robot, I can’t recommend this episode and series highly enough.
JON DAVIS GETS A SEX ROBOT!
Get ready to watch the first episode of what I promise is the funniest web series you will see all year.
Admittedly, I’m biased. The titular character and creator, Jon Davis, has been one of my best friends for over a decade. (His fellow Job Factory creators - a murderer’s row of screenwriting talent - Matt Allen, Josh Cagan and Rob McKittrick are also good friends, in full disclosure).
Before the real Jon Davis got married, he managed to get her to agree to a loophole. If they ever invented a realistic sex robot, he would be allowed to have consequence free sex with her.
Jon and The Job Factory ran with his idea and…well, I could not be more proud of them. It’s got a standout cast, including Riki Lindholme from Garfunkle and Oats. And robot sketches from DUPLICATE’S Andy MacDonald!
Jon Davis gets funnier with each episode, and you’ll find yourself caring about these characters more than you’d expect you could in 5 minute installments. And (obviously?), it’s NSFW.
If all 31,000 or so of you who follow this blog, take one recommendation from me, watch this series.